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Jim Kweskin Relax Your Mind CD

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  • Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band Were Pivotal Players in the Early-‘60s Folk Revival 

  • 1965’s Relax Your Mind Borrowed the Jug Band’s Harp Player Mel Lyman and Washtub Bass Player Fritz Richmond for Kweskin’s First Solo Release 

  • The Repertoire Rivals the Breadth of the Jug Band’s Releases, Including Traditional Folk Standards, Blues, Gospel, African Music, and More 

  • Features Studio Sessions and Live Tracks Cut at Cambridge’s Club 47 

  • New Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger Include Exclusive Quotes from Kweskin 

  • Also Includes Lyman’s Stream-of-Conscousness Original Liner Notes 

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision 

  • First Domestic Release at Retail for This Classic Mid-60s Folk Album 

  • After a couple of albums on Vanguard Records established Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band as a major force in the folk scene, their leader had something different in mind for his first LP without the group. Billed to Jim Kweskin, 1965’s Relax Your Mind gave him the opportunity to, as he puts it in Richie Unterberger’s liner notes, record “music that was a little more meaningful to me personally.” With accompaniment by the Jug Band members Fritz Richmond on washtub bass and Mel Lyman on harmonica, Kweskin delivered a set just as diverse as his records with the full Jug Band, encompassing traditional folk standards, blues, gospel, African music, and more. Mel Lyman’s original, stream-of-consciousness liner notes (also included here) describe an uproarious, impromptu jam session in the Vanguard studios from which much of this record was taken; the rest comes from a live date recorded at Cambridge’s Club 47 a year or two earlier. Remastering by Mike Milchner at SonicVision and copious Kweskin quotes in the notes present this fine folk album—which sees its first domestic release to retail—in its best light.

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